By: Kevin Bonney
The largest component of biosolids is organic matter. As a soil conditioner, organic matter improves the consistency of sandy soils and loosens clay. The improved texture of these treated soils promotes dense, healthy root growth. Plants are then able to take up nutrients more easily with the availability of additional micronutrients, often producing a higher yield than is possible with equivalent commercial or synthetic fertilizers. By allowing the soil to better absorb and retain water, the organic matter from biosolids also reduces erosion and helps with crop survival during dry seasons.
Treated wastewater biosolids are rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, two essential elements for crop growth. Different crops require specific amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus for optimal growth. BioTech Agronomics Inc. agronomists work closely with the farmers, clients, and regulators to apply biosolids to farmland in the amount necessary to meet the plant’s nutrient needs according to recommended practices.
Our staff of trained professionals locates and permits land application sites close to biosolid or residual-producing facilities. We supply those facilities with adequate acreage to ensure the success of their land application program. Our agronomist and technicians provide the following:
- Soil testing
- Nutrient management plans for intended crops
- Land application site permitting
- Residuals management plan development
- Regulatory liaison
- As-applied reports